Pupils are constantly challenged to aim high. They are taught leadership skills very effectively. Ofsted

DGS Values

  • A school where everyone is included at the heart of the community
  • A school with high expectations which provides quality learning experiences for all
  • A safe and happy school which creates a sense of pride and promotes respectful relationships for all

Our Mission Statement

"We are a vibrant school community which empowers girls to become resilient and to fulfil their potential as future leaders."

What makes Didcot Girls' School distinctive?

  • Our reputation is deservedly a school ‘committed to excellence’
  • The school values are tangible and clearly understood by all stakeholders
  • The particular strengths of an all girls’ context are widely shared, highly visible and driven through a Growth Mindset culture
  • Our commitment to language learning creates an excellent provision

High Quality Teaching and Learning

  • The DGS Half Dozen defines the framework for high quality teaching and learning across our school
  • Students confidently develop skills for life such as problem solving, team working and creative thinking alongside excellent literacy, numeracy and ICT skills
  • The creative use of technology creates a cutting edge provision to support high quality teaching and learning

What does this mean?
Students are resilient and confident learners who have a ‘can-do’ attitude which prepares them well for their futures. Staff share a common language for excellent learning and this is evidenced across the school.

A Leadership Culture

  • Students are empowered to take leadership roles, especially through the Leadership Ladder, School Council, House system, Prefect team and the Sixth Form Leadership group
  • A collaborative leadership community, driven by Senior Team and Middle Leaders,  develops where creative ideas are shared, contributing towards the school’s vision
  • Professional development for all staff is responsive to need and shares best practice through collaborative training networks

What does this mean?
Students and staff feel empowered to take leadership roles and are well supported in these roles, enabling individuals to ‘make a difference’ to their school and to the community.

Personalised Support and Guidance

  • High quality mentoring provides personalised support for students’ learning
  • Peer mentoring promotes social cohesion across the school
  • The curriculum offers well tailored learning pathways which provide good progression

What does this mean?
All students feel known in the school community and there is a close understanding of each individual’s needs which leads to appropriate support and high levels of achievement. Students fulfil their potential.

An Outward-Facing Learning Community

  • Outreach work ensures the best of science, languages, arts, sports and business provision is available to students both in and outside of the school
  • An understanding  of different cultures and faiths promotes tolerance and respect

What does this mean?
Students have a wide choice of excellent enrichment and extra-curricular provision which increases their aspirations. They are tolerant of difference and respectful of each other and their community. Our students are proud of their school.

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@DidcotGirls07:34 AM - 18th January, 2019 Didn't take long for year 9 to get stuck into their new practical project! They made excellent progress in yesterdays lesson! Thank you for all your hard work girls! 🌟🌟🌟 Read more
@DidcotGirls07:34 AM - 18th January, 2019 In Year 8 and interested in code breaking, problem solving and cyber security? Come along to S8 on Friday lunch time to sign up individually or with a team to take part in the CyberFirst competition! 🔐 Read more
@DidcotGirls02:42 PM - 17th January, 2019 Bags packed, year 9 are ready to take their books home, 🏠reflect on their excellent work and think about how they can move their learning forwards. Read more
@DidcotGirls01:11 PM - 17th January, 2019 Just a few games and mindfulness colouring under the relaxing glow of fairy lights for students to enjoy during their breaks today! 🧩🎨📚 Read more
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